Prepare and Educate Aspiring Reporters for Leadership (PEARL) introduces young adults to journalism through internships, web-based news services, and other youth-oriented journalism programs sponsored by the Daniel Pearl Foundation.
PEARL World Youth News is a unique international web-based student news service run by secondary school students from around the world with the focus of developing high standard journalistic skills. This program is a collaboration with the International Education And Resource Network (iEARN), with access to more than 20,000 high schools in 109 countries. Participating students, trained by volunteer journalists, select the issues to be reported, and write, edit and publish their articles on a web-based news service - PEARL World Youth News. In addition, school newspapers may choose to publish articles from the PEARL World Youth News to add an international component to their local school newspapers.
To qualify to be an international correspondent for this global youth news service, students are required to complete The PEARL Reporter Certification Program. This program teaches reporting techniques - from writing leads (opening lines of an article) to finding sources and conducting interviews. In the spirit of Daniel Pearl, there is special emphasis on ethics in journalism, integrity, and truth in reporting, which are the cornerstones of a reporter's credibility.